At Mulberry School, students in 1st, 2nd, & 3rd grades are placed in the same classroom, forming a multi-age community of learners. As a result, students remain with the same teacher for up to three years, thereby cutting down on the number of transitions they face in the early elementary years, which is associated with increased achievement. The teacher gains a deeper understanding of each child’s individual needs, personality, and learning style and students develop a greater sense of community and belonging.

Our small class sizes mean more opportunities for enrichment and there is greater flexibility in grouping and differentiation. Older students develop a sense of leadership and responsibility, while younger students have peer mentors and learn social skills. The Common Core State Standards are used to help guide curriculum, while still allowing for enrichment and student interests.

Our well-rounded curriculum includes Literary, Math, Science, & Social Studies in addition to weekly Music, Art, & Spanish classes. Throughout the year we offer additional enrichment classes based on parental and university intern support.

(If there is a special topic or modality that you would like to present on or lead for the Multi-Age Class, please send an email to

Class details:
Students are eligible if they have successfully completed Kindergarten.
For more information, download the information sheet.